Chetco Bar Air Quality, September 22, 2017
Incident: Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
Smoke: Smoke production will increase in certain areas of the fire as warm and dry air moves into the region. It should take a couple more days for fuels to completely dry out and smoke to increase. Any visible smoke should disperse well as it moves away from the burning source. As evening arrives smoke production may pool and flow down drainages. Smoke may be noticed, however air quality should not exceed moderate levels overnight.
Fire: Fire containment has risen on most fires in the area as firefighters continue to secure and mop up the fire’s edge. Certain interior areas of the fire may continue to slowly burn out and consume the remaining fuels as they dry out. Hotter and drier conditions are expected starting today, and will slowly increase for the next few days.
Other: Smoke conditions in the region are expected to remain in the good levels today, however pockets of smoke from various fires may continue to be seen the next few days. Expect continued fire traffic near wildfire locations and along narrow mountain roads.